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The mysteries of astrology, and the wonders of magic: : including a history of the rise and progress of astrology, and the various branches of necromancy : together with valuable directions and suggestions relative to the casting of nativities, and predictions by geomancy, chiromancy, physiognomy, &c. : also ... narratives, anecdotes, &c. illustrative of the marvels of witchcraft, spiritual phenomena, and the results of supernatural influence / by Dr. C. W. Roback..

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The mysteries of astrology, and the wonders of magic: : including a history of the rise and progress of astrology, and the various branches of necromancy : together with valuable directions and suggestions relative to the casting of nativities, and predictions by geomancy, chiromancy, physiognomy, &c. : also ... narratives, anecdotes, &c. illustrative of the marvels of witchcraft, spiritual phenomena, and the results of supernatural influence / by Dr. C. W. Roback..


Published 1854
Topics Astrology
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Page [238] numbered CCXXXVIII ; p. [237] unnumbered ; pp. [239-240] are pub. ads

Original brown cover; stamped in gold


Publisher Boston: : Published by The author
Pages 252
Language English
Call number 37777012693420
Digitizing sponsor Boston Public Library
Book contributor Boston Public Library
Collection bostonpubliclibrary; americana

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Reviewer: Robert B. Livingston - favoritefavoritefavorite - August 25, 2013
Subject: Good witches might like this comprehensive quackery

I once heard someone ask why, with what we know today about Einstein's Relativity, we don't study the gravitational pull of the hand which slaps us when we are delivered-- as it must be of as great or greater consequence on our destiny as the tug of stars on us when we are born.

If indeed one wishes to make a study of astrology and other gentle arts of the occult, this old tome would be about as good a place to start as any other.

It is well illustrated throughout-- especially nice illustrations for bumps-on-the-head (phrenology) and palm reading.

This is a decent view of popular superstitions from the 19th century-- one will admire the hokus-pokus, inherited qualifications, and scholarly tone of this incredible manual.
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